Issues & Advocacy

Cross and Dome webIn addition to ministering to the immediate needs and hurts of people, God also calls us to engage those structures and systems which create or foster brokenness and injustice. Central responds by seeking to speak out boldly, faithfully, prophetically and effectively on issues in our church, and in our society. We are guided by our understanding that “successful” advocacy is faithful advocacy, in which we listen carefully for the voice of God, and earnestly seek to discern God’s will as to where and when we should be advocating in church and civic arenas. The Issues and Advocacy Committee is the vehicle through which Central identifies priority areas for advocacy and responds through education and action in our church, our denomination, and city, state, and national government.

 


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Friday Night Schedule

6:00 p.m. Shabbat Service at The Temple, 1589 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, led by Rabbi Peter Berg.  The service will be followed by a presentation and Q&A with the Rev. Dr. Jim Atwood and Josh Horwitz, JD. Bios>>

Saturday Schedule

8:30 a.m.    Registration and Coffee/Brekkie Bites

9:00 a.m.    Opening Address:  America's Fascination with Violence Q&A with Jim Atwood

10:00 a.m.   First Session Workshops

11:00 a.m.   Second Session Workshops

12:00 p.m.   Lunch

12:45 p.m.   Third Session Workshops

1:45 p.m.     Closing Presentation--What We Can do to Stop Gun Violence in Georgia

2:45 p.m.     Service of Remembrance for victims of gun violence in Georgia

For a complete list of workshops and leaders, click here.

Cost
The cost of this two-day conference is $20.00 per person which includes food and parking for both days. (For directions to parking at Central, click here. Central Church is within walking distance of both the Five Points and Georgia State MARTA stations.)

Register
Please register for the conference and individual workshops by clicking here

Contact
For additional information, contact Maureen Thompson Hunt by phone 404-601-3124 or email.